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#76 2012-08-01 10:34:23

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From: Brisbane, AU
Registered: 2007-06-09
Posts: 10,450

Re: News: The /lib directory becomes a symlink

You have deleted the files for hal and udev-compat but not uninstalled the packages.   pacman -R...


#77 2012-08-01 10:51:53

Registered: 2009-05-24
Posts: 37

Re: News: The /lib directory becomes a symlink

Thank you smile

wops i guess i missed that step...
hmm i feel silly


#78 2012-08-01 10:56:28

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From: Germany
Registered: 2009-02-17
Posts: 2,273

Re: News: The /lib directory becomes a symlink

Caution: Don't touch /var/lib/pacman/local! This is the pacman database.

To know or not to know ...
... the questions remain forever.


#79 2012-08-06 08:50:10

Registered: 2010-12-06
Posts: 18

Re: News: The /lib directory becomes a symlink

Hi all!

I'm afraid I messed something up heavily, partly because of this update:

I hadn't upgraded my system for a while due to an hw problem;
I wanted to set my video card up (there was some problem with a new bios version hiding the intel gpu to me, so now I only have nvidia gpu), so  before pacman -Syu, I did

# paman -R xf82-video-intel intel-dri
# pacman -S nvidia nvidia-utils lib32-nvidia-utils

but nvidia didn't install properly, so I found the announcement and ran:

# paman -Syu --ignore glibc
# pacman -Su

but the second command failed and now I keep getting this:

# pacman -whatever (even --help)
pacman: /lib/ version `GLIBC_2.16` not found (required by /usr/lib/
# curl
curl: /lib/ version `GLIBC_2.16` not found (required by /usr/lib/

(there might be typos, I copied it by hand)

I also tried running pacman after this (I thought it could not harm, even if I didn't really understand what is happening)

# export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/lib:/usr/lib

with the same result.

(btw, afret rebooting I can't even mount my xfs /home partition, but I guess it will fix if I can manage to fix pacman)

Any suggestions?
Thanks a lot

Just noticed: the file /lib/ is a symlink to /lib/ Is there a way to downgrade curl without pacman?

Last edited by davide (2012-08-06 09:00:16)


#80 2012-08-06 09:54:59

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From: .nz
Registered: 2009-05-09
Posts: 19,601

Re: News: The /lib directory becomes a symlink

davide: this is a news thread in the announcement forum - not a support thread.

The wiki page has the relevant information to deal with this issue.


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